Have You Heard of the #CoolestInterviewEver?

February 26th, 2014 | Ancita Satija | 25 Comments

#CoolestInterviewEver

Disclosure: HCL is a client of my agency, Six Degrees PR. However, the campaign partners are ITSA Brand Solutions and FrogIdeas. I thought this was an interesting campaign, and wanted to share my thoughts with WUL readers.

Have you ever been to an interview where you don’t have to speak at all, yet are expected to answer whatever the interviewer asks?

Image: HCL via Google, CC 4.0

Sounds weird? Think again. Because India has been buzzing over the #CoolestInterviewEver, where one of the country’s largest companies wanted you to be “cool” enough to work for them.

Recently HCL Technologies (NSE: HCLTECH), India’s fourth largest software services firm, started a global recruitment campaign on Twitter. Here’s how they said it would work:

  • Respond to questions on Twitter: Over a two-week period, participants were to respond to various questions posted on Twitter (this round closed on Feb. 21, btw). One hundred would be selected to participate in the next round, which was …

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5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

September 13th, 2013 | Guest Contributor | 5 Comments

Build NetworkGuest Post by Alicia Lawrence

Creating a network of bloggers and journalists is a great way to provide mutual support in the world of online media. For both public relations and search engine optimization, publishing content via other people’s sites is a critical part of their everyday duties.

Image: SalFalko via Flickr, CC 2.0

Not only do you have to find the right mediums, but you also have to get on the good side of the gatekeeper. Gatekeepers are the ones who control what is published on their site. Below are tips on how to build a network (and then maintain it!) of gatekeepers that will be relevant to you and your readers.

1. Find Gatekeepers with Similar Interests 

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An Unkindness of Ravens: Thoughts on Twitter Communication

September 4th, 2013 | Holly Dawson | 35 Comments

An Unkindness of Ravens

Four thoughts came together recently that gave me one of those “bolt of lightning” insights it’s useful to get from time to time. Not only that, it helped me change my approach to communication.

Images: Woop Studio‘s Alphabet Flashcards, used with permission

Those of you who read my last post about being yourself online, could read this one as a bit of a second installment to that journey.

So, these were the four colliding thoughts:

1. How magnificently deafening the dawn chorus is (I live in the country and get up early).

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